“Lots to do on Earth”, Bill Gates on space tourism


“Lots to do on Earth”, Bill Gates on space tourism

Written by
Pratyush Deep Kotoky

Sep 29, 2021, 9:26 p.m.
2 minute read

Bill Gates made the comment during his appearance on The Late Late Show with James Corden.

Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates criticized space tourism on Wednesday, saying that rather than exploring space for recreation, “we have a lot to do here on Earth.”

Gates made the comment during his appearance on The Late Late Show with James Corden.

Gates’ statement was praised on social media, with many users sharing the philanthropist’s view.

Here are more details.

“I became obsessed with things like malaria and HIV”

Gates’ comment came as host James Corden thanked him for being “the only billionaire not trying to escape planet Earth on a spaceship right now.”

“I became obsessed with things like malaria and HIV and getting rid of those diseases,” Gates said.

“Space? You know, we have a lot to do here on Earth,” the billionaire continued.

“I don’t know why billionaires are obsessed with space tourism”

When asked why billionaires are obsessed with space tourism, Gates replied, “I don’t know…I’d probably bore people at cocktail parties talking about diseases.” Corden has praised Gates’ jibe to other billionaires, describing it as the “most elegant burn.”

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We must act together: Gates on climate change

Notably, the show was about climate change and Gates spoke at length about the issue.

He also spoke about the changes that individuals can make to combat climate disasters.

“We’re going to have to act together, and we’re going to have to innovate at a very rapid pace. It’s going to be the hardest thing humanity has ever done,” he added.

“We can unite to avoid climate catastrophe”

In light of the Youth4Climate event in Milan, Italy, climate change dominated late-night shows in the United States on Wednesday. On Twitter, Gates thanked all of the “late night hosts for focusing on this critical challenge,” adding, “I am optimistic we can come together to avert climate catastrophe.”

Billionaires race to travel to space

Billionaires have recently channeled all their wealth into space travel.

Elon Musk’s SpaceX recently launched four people into space for a three-day mission.

Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos flew into space in July.

Similarly, Virgin Group billionaire Richard Branson also soared more than 50 miles over the New Mexico desert in his Virgin Galactic rocket plane.

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